Feasibility Study for the Development of Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site


Need assessment of the site’s infrastructure and cultural heritage assets; drafting a strategy for upgrading the site’s infrastructure; architectural concept of the new Visitor Center & Museum; formulation of the overall interpretation approach to the site and the museum’s permanent exhibitions; cost estimates of different development scenarios.

The feasibility study aims at providing a detailed framework and methodology for the development of the site addressing well-identified areas of intervention. The development of Great Zimbabwe, if properly carried-out, would transform the site into a strong socio-economic catalyst not only for the province of Masvingo and the Country in general, but also at the regional level. Its success as an attractive tourism destination will also depend on ensuring that appropriate mechanisms for governance, management, community consultation, and infrastructure development are properly designed and implemented.

2020 – 2021

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)